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Engagement Rings For Sale
18 Karat White Gold 1.6 Carat GIA Diamond Sculpture Ring
Located in New York, NY
18 Karat White Gold 1.6 Carat GIA Diamond Sculpture Ring . Tiffany Designer , Thomas Kurilla has simplified the cocktail ring as a sculpture for the finger in Platinum . Looks great ...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

GIA Certified 5.50 Carat Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Triple Excellent Cut
Located in Rome, IT
An amazing engagement solitaire ring with an exceptionally bright and huge 5.50 carat round brillant cut diamond with excellent polish, excellent symmetry and excellent cut! none flu...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold

Exceptional Internally Flawless GIA 10 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Ring
Located in Rome, IT
EXCEPTIONAL INTERNALLY FLAWLESS GIA 10 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Ring Excellent Polish Excellent Symmetry None Fluorescence
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

GIA Certified 5 Carat Excellent Cut Ring Internally Flawless H Color Diamond
Located in Rome, IT
An amazing 5 carat oval diamond H Color Internally Flawless Clarity Huge diamond is long 14.73 mm like a 6 carat diamond.
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, 18k Gold

18 Karat Gold and Diamonds Italian Ring
Located in Valenza, IT
Fine timeless white gold ring, with a central brillant-cut diamond ct. 0.30 and diamonds ct.0.26, handmade in Italy by Roberto Casarin. A very wearable stunning ring with a winning ...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier 3.82 Carats Emerald Cut Diamond Platinum Halo Engagement Ring GIA
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering an emerald cut diamond weighing 2.07 carat - E color with VS2 clarity With a diamond halo surround and diamond accented stylized basket gallery Shank is bead set fully ar...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified Minor Heat Burma Red Ruby Diamond Halo Solitaire White Gold Ring
Located in Rome, IT
This spectacular oval ruby engagement ring features a magnificent, 1.16 carat pure red ruby. This world class gem is a beautifully symmetrical oval with ideal color and exceptional b...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Ruby, White Gold, 18k Gold

Very Rare 4.03 Ct Russian Demantoid Diamond Ring
Located in Chicago, IL
This contemporary three stone ring features a very rare 4.03 ct Russian demantoid of pure green color and excellent brilliance. The demantoid is flanked by two bright white diamonds ...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum, 18k Gold

Burmese Sapphire and Diamond Ring, circa 1935
Located in London, GB
Burmese sapphire and diamond ring. Set with a cushion shape old cut natural unenhanced Burmese sapphire in an open back four claw setting with an approximate weight of 3.70 carats, f...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Exceptional Flawless GIA Ceritified 5 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Ring
Located in Rome, IT
An important ring by Antinori Fine Jewels, centering on a 5 carat D Flawless emerald-cut diamond. This amazing stone is one of the best cut diamonds we have ever had the pleasure to...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald

GIA Certified 8 Carat Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring VS1 Clarity
Located in Rome, IT
This gorgeous 8 Carat GIA certified cushion cut fancy yellow diamond ring is completely eye clean, bright and it sparkles stunningly with vibrant yellow intense brilliance! Well c...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold

GIA Certified 3.40 Carat Asscher Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Located in Rome, IT
GIA Certified 3.40 Carat Asscher Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring D Color VS1 Clarity None Fluorescence Excellent Polish Excellent Symmetry
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold

GRS Certified 1.43 Carat 'Pigeon Blood' Ruby and Diamond Ring in 18 Karat Gold
Located in Bangkok, TH
A brand new Burmese ruby and diamond ring by Rewa Jewelry. The mounting is handmade in 18 Karat white gold and set with a 1.43 Carat ruby in the center. The ruby is certified by Gem ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

12.78 Carat Rubelite Tourmaline and Diamond Gold Ring Estate Fine Jewelry
Located in Montreal, QC
Simply Beautiful Rubelite Tourmaline and Diamond Ballerina Ring, centering a securely set Rubelite Tourmaline, weighing approx. 12.78 Carat, surrounded by Diamonds, approx. 2.00 Cara...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Rubelite, Tourmaline, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

GIA Certified 5 Carat Long Radiant Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Located in Rome, IT
GIA Certified 5 Carat Long Radiant Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold

Arts & Crafts 7.12 Carats Fancy Yellow Diamond 14 Karat Tri-Colored Gold Ring
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering a cushion modified brilliant cut diamond weighing 7.12 carats Natural fancy yellow in color with SI2 clarity Talon set in a white gold head and flanked by highly rendered...
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Early 1900s Arts and Crafts Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

GRS Certified 1.56 Carat Burmese Ruby 'Pigeon Blood' Diamond 18 Karat Gold Ring
Located in Bangkok, TH
A brand new ruby and diamond ring made with 18K gold. Following a classic design, the ring has a rare vivid red Burmese ruby that helps the wearer feel important. The ruby weighs 1.5...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold, Gold

18 Karat Shaped Yellow Gold Pearl Tahiti Round Diamond Serpenti Bypass Ring
Located in Milano, IT
This rare and unique ring shaped in 18 karat yellow gold, has two gold arms decorated with 0.14 carat diamonds that firmly but gently embrace a 1.6 g tahiti pearl. The serpenti shape...
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2010s Belle Époque Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Natural Pearl, Yellow Gold, Gold, 18k Gold

GRS Certified 1.31 Carat 'Pigeon Blood' Ruby and Diamond Ring in 18 Karat Gold
Located in Bangkok, TH
A brand new Burmese ruby and diamond ring by Rewa Jewelry. The mounting is handmade in 18 Karat white gold and set with a 1.31 Carat ruby in the center. The ruby is certified by Gem ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Ruby Diamond Cluster 18 Karat Yellow Gold Solitaire Bridal AIG Certified Ring
Located in Milano, IT
Iconic and modern gold ring with an oval ruby (1.30 carat) with 12 round brilliant diamonds surrounding and forming a flower shape. The delicate 18 karat gold threads complement the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Romantic Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Edwardian 2.33 Carats Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring Circa 1910
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering a transitional cut diamond weighing approximately 1.73 carats - I color with VS clarity Set by split claw prongs and flanked by bow motif shoulders Pierced and accented b...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco 2.03 Carat Old European Cut Diamond GIA Certified Platinum Ring
Located in New York, NY
Beautifully designed and masterfully handcrafted this Art Deco platinum engagement ring features an Old European Cut diamond weighing 2.03 carats. The unique wider faceting, exclusiv...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

2.05 Cushion Brilliant Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and lively Cushion Brilliant is the centerpiece of this beautiful and well handcrafted platinum engagement ring. The cushion is accompanied by a report from the GIA givin...
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1930s Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Tiffany & Co. 1.29 Carats Diamond Platinum Solitaire Engagement Ring
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering a round brilliant cut diamond weighing 1.29 carats - I color with VS1 clarity Set in a six pronged head and completing as a knife edge shank Inscribed with carat weight ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Hand Made Art Deco Style .93 Carat Diamond & Sapphire Ring
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Detail abounds from every angle on this hand made platinum art deco inspired ring. With a .93 carat J/I1 diamond set in the center, the impact of the ring is augmented by an addition...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco French GIA 2.93 Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Art Deco French GIA 2.93 Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring. The diamond is a GIA certified Old Mine Cut, 2.93 carat, J color, VVS2 clarity. (#6217964564). Accented ...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Antique Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Antique Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring. The Old European Cut is 0.90 carats J color, SI2 clarity. Accented by 10 single cut diamonds. Circa 1910s. Size 7 and can ...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Vintage GIA 1.41 Carat Emerald Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage GIA 1.41 Carat Emerald Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring. The gem is a GIA certified 1.41 carat Zambian emerald (#5212952080). Accompanied by 2 baguette cut diamonds weighing ...
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1990s Retro Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Retro French GIA 2.95 Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Retro French GIA 2.95 Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring. The diamond is GIA certified Old Mine Cut, 2.95 carat, N color, VS1 clarity (#5211964575). Accented by 12 s...
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1940s Retro Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Roman Malakov 1.44 Carat Oval Cut Blie Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Located in New York, NY
Showcasing a 1.44 carat oval cut blue sapphire, set in a beautiful wide band accented with round, and marquise cut diamonds. Made in 18k white and yellow gold. Size 7 US (sizable)
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Roman Malakov, Bezel Set Emerald Cut Diamond Three-Stone Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Showcasing a 1.10 carat emerald cut diamond, flanked by a round brilliant diamond on either side. Each diamond is bezel set in a polished 18k white gold mounting. Size 7 US (sizable ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Royal Ceylon Sapphire and White Diamonds on White Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Vannes, FR
Discover this Royal Ceylon Sapphire and White Diamonds on White Gold Engagement Ring. Ceylon Sapphire 1,8 Carat Size 9/7 oval shape 12 Diamonds 1,2 Carat Brillant shape White Gold 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Engagement Rings

Materials

Sapphire, White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

5.50 Carat Diamond and Sapphire Modern "Toi et Moi" Art Deco Style 18k Gold Ring
Located in Tustin, CA
Dazzling Art Deco style, large and showy, 18 karat white gold "Toi et Moi" cocktail or engagement wrap around style ring features matching emerald cut shaped invisibly set baguettes ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

3.20 Carat Tourmaline Diamond Halo Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
1960's Tourmaline and diamond engagement ring. 3.20ct tourmaline center stone with a halo of round diamonds in a platinum setting. The tourmaline is bi-color pink and purple, natural...
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Mid-20th Century Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tourmaline, Platinum

GIA Certified 5 Carat Excellent Cut Ring Internally Flawless H Color Diamond
Located in Rome, IT
An amazing 5 carat oval diamond H Color Internally Flawless Clarity Huge diamond is long 14.73 mm like a 6 carat diamond.
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold

Engagement Ring in 18K White Gold with a 0.5 Carat Diamond
Located in Vannes, FR
18 karat white gold engagement ring with a 0.5 carat diamond Propose to the one you love with a Solitaire Engagement Ring. It has a 0.5 karat Diamond mounted on 18 karat White Gold...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

GIA Certified 1.76 Carat Oval Cut Yellow Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Features a 1.76 carat color-rich oval cut yellow diamond, surrounded by a single row of round brilliant diamonds. Set in a split-shank platinum mounting accented with diamonds weighi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Yellow Diamond, Platinum

Certified Oval Yellow Diamond and Round White Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
Located in Hamilton, AU
Forged in 18 carat yellow gold is this uniquely designed 1.04 carat contemporary engagement ring featuring a wondrous certified oval yellow brilliant cut diamond encompassed by glitt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Hancocks 2.34ct F VS2 Vintage Emerald-Cut Diamond with Emerald Shoulders Ring
Located in London, GB
A beautiful diamond and emerald ring by Hancocks set to the centre with a lovely old Vintage emerald-cut diamond weighing 2.34ct and of F colour and VS2 clarity in a corner claw sett...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Emerald, Diamond, Platinum

2.53 Carat Cushion Cut Black Diamond White Gold Bridal Ring 14 Karat White Gold
Located in San Dimas, CA
Gorgeous Black Diamond ring that can transform into an Engagement or Bridal Ring! There is a 1.89 carat Cushion Cut Black Diamond in the center which is surrounded by 37 Round Cut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Black Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

GIA Certified Cushion Alexandrite Round Diamond Engagement Cocktail Ring 18K
Located in GREAT NECK, NY
Material: 18K White Gold Center Stone Details: GIA Certified Stone - 1 Cushion Cut Alexandrite at 1.61 Carats Alexandrite Measures: 6.44 x 5.65 Side Stone Details: 4 Round Brilliant ...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Alexandrite, Diamond, White Gold, 18k Gold

GIA Certified 4.53 Carat Emerald Cut Sri Lanka Sapphire Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in Lake Peekskill, NY
GIA Certified 4.53 carat Sri Lanka emerald cut Sapphire, very high quality color, embellished by a pave' of bright diamonds of approximately total carat weight of 0.32 carat, set i...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Exceptional Flawless Type 2A GIA Certified 4.61 Carat Pear Cut Diamond Ring
Located in Rome, IT
EXCEPTIONAL FLAWLESS TYPE 2A GIA Certified 4.61 Carat Pear Cut Diamond Ring NONE FLUORESCENCE EXCELLENT SYMMETRY EXCELLENT POLISH
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond

French 1900s Emerald Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold You and Me Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
Ring in 18 karat yellow gold, horse head hallmark. Charming antique ring, it is decorated on the top with an emerald and a rose-cut diamond, connected by another rose-cut diamond. On...
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Early 1900s Belle Époque Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Anna Sheffield 14k Yellow Gold Champagne Diamond Bea East/West Solitaire Ring
Located in New York, NY
1.00ct East/West oval brilliant cut champagne diamond center set in 14k recycled yellow gold tapered shank. Size 6.25 Available Now. Stunning in its simplicity, our newest piece in...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

2.98 Carat Pear Cut Black Diamond 14 Karat White Gold Engagement Ring
Located in San Dimas, CA
2.98 Carat Pear Cut Black Diamond White Gold Engagement Ring! This is a real stunner! A Black and White Diamond Ring with Black Rhodium to give it a true vintage look. This ring c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Black Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold, Rhodium

Fancy Light Yellow Diamond Ring 10.43 Carat Radiant Cut
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Magnificent 10.43 carat radiant cut Fancy Light Yellow Diamond, SI2 clarity, flanked by a pair of 0.61 carat trapezoid diamonds, and a total of 3.38 carat round brilliant diamonds, a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

1.40 Carat Oval Natural Color Changing Alexandrite and Diamond Ring 14K Gold
Located in GREAT NECK, NY
This stunning Alexandrite is truly a special stone. Changing color in light, the 1.40 carat stone can range from green, to red and brown. Surrounded by a burst of brilliant white dia...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Alexandrite, Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Edwardian 4.04 Carat Cushion GIA Certified Diamond Sapphire 3 Stone Ring
Located in New York, NY
Beautifully designed and masterfully handcrafted this Edwardian 3 stone ring from ca 1915 features an antique cushion cut diamond, centrally set, weighing 4.04 carats. The diamond is...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Antique Old Mine Cut Diamond Yellow Gold Cluster Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Antique old mine-cut diamond and yellow gold cluster ring circa 1900. Clear and concise information you want to know is listed below. Contact us right away if you have additional q...
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Early 1900s Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Flawless Clarity Type 2A GIA Certified 4 Carat Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring
Located in Rome, IT
GIA Certified 4 Carat Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Platinum Ring Triple Excellent Cut None Fluorescence Excellent proportions Flawless Clarity D Color
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco GIA Certified 1.52 Carat Diamond with Sapphire Ring in 18K White Gold
Located in Bangkok, TH
Featured is a beautifully designed Art-Deco diamond ring setting that has been fitted with a round-shaped ring face top encrusted with blue sapphires and natural diamonds. The center...
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Late 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

1.68 Carat Emerald and Diamond Halo Split-Shank Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Features a 1.68 carat emerald cut green emerald, surrounded by a single row of round brilliant diamonds set in an antique style split-shank setting. Accent diamonds weigh 0.40 carats...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, White Gold

1.01 Carat Certified Yellow Diamond and 18 Carat Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Hamilton, AU
Forged in 18 carat gold is this uniquely designed contemporary engagement ring featuring an enchanting 1.01 carat certified fancy light yellow cushion cut diamond, embellished with o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Hancocks 3.10 Carat G SI1 Emerald Cut Diamond & Calibre-Cut Sapphire Ring
Located in London, GB
3.10ct G SI1 old emerald cut diamond with GIA certificate Calibre cut sapphires weighing 2.40ct total Platinum with maker's mark and London assay marks UK finger size L, can be adju...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

1920s Art Deco Three-Stone Diamond White Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Three-stone Art Deco Filigree Diamond Ring Nearly three quarters of a carat and exceptional diamond quality for the period, and a very nice three stone design too, simple with eye...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Australian 2.00ct Black Opal Ring in 18k White and Yellow Gold
Located in Sydney, AU
“Fascination” opal ring was designed for the woman who captivates, intrigues and is hard to forget. This stunning black opal (2.00ct) from Lightning Ridge is mounted in a distinctive...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Opal, Black Opal, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, White Gold

49.02 Carat Kite Step Cut White Topaz and Diamond Cocktail Ring, Massive
Located in Hong Kong, HK
Please check out the HD video! Big statement piece! Here is a super nice white Topaz and diamond ring It is set in 18k Rose gold and 18k white gold. The center Topaz is a stunning 49...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Topaz, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold

Antique, New and Vintage Engagement Rings

Shopping for the right antique, new or vintage engagement ring can prove daunting.

Whether you’re looking for that perfect Art Deco engagement ring, an antique Edwardian period engagement ring or a fashionable contemporary alternative, it’s important to choose a style that speaks to you.

Rings have long been signifiers of marriage and committed relationships. The modern diamond engagement ring can be traced back to 1477, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria commissioned an expensive diamond ring for his betrothed. Diamond rings subsequently became extremely popular among the European aristocracy. Later, during the Victorian era, the popularity of diamond engagement rings had filtered down to the middle class, owing to the increasing accessibility — and affordability — of gold and diamonds. 

Victorian-era engagement rings were simple, frequently set in rose or yellow gold. The diamonds were five-set in a band or solitaire. In 1886, Tiffany debuted its innovative six-prong diamond solitaire engagement ring, while Cartier’s Solitaire 1895 engagement ring resembled delicate lace. Victorian-era engagement rings also saw other gemstones accompanying diamonds — small seed pearls and moonstones were popular. Other sentimental and romantic motifs such as hearts and stars took hold as well.

Edwardian and, afterward, Art Deco engagement rings that followed in the wake of Queen Victoria’s death in 1901 would be characterized by complex, geometric designs and platinum settings. Owing to the Art Nouveau movement, nature was a major theme for Edwardian jewelry, while the diamond ring designs of the Art Deco period were inspired by Cubism as well as ancient Egypt. Art Deco engagement rings are bold and colorful and feature gems cut in nontraditional ways. 

Engagement rings designed after World War II were intended to be simpler and focused on the beauty of the diamond. In 1947, De Beers Consolidated Mines, with the support of Philadelphia agency N.W. Ayer & Son, introduced the slogan “A diamond is forever” in a marketing campaign that emphasized a connection between diamonds and romance. Diamond sales skyrocketed, and diamond engagement rings became intertwined with the post–World War II marriage boom — which coincided with the ascension of specific diamond cuts. The round brilliant cut, which consists of an astounding 58 facets, continues to be the most popular cut to this day. Jewelers such as Harry Winston had already gained a reputation for his talents by the time the De Beers campaign debuted, and he is said to have favored emerald-cut diamonds

For everything from understanding the 4Cs to choosing between antique, vintage, contemporary and custom styles, get expert tips to help you find just the right ring — see our engagement ring buying guide.

When you're ready to mark your momentous occasion, find a vast collection of engagement rings on 1stDibs.